Member States are required to report Economic parameters on an annual basis for each fleet segment (combination of fishing gear and vessel length) and supra region combination.

The codes for these disaggregation levels can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link in the box below. Alternatively this information can also be found under the 'Definitions' tab.

Values requested by the Fleet-Economic Data Call:

Fleet Segment=all values allowed, see definition
Supra Region=all values allowed, see definition
Time Period=Year


Dominance criteria

The dominance criteria shall be used to allocate each vessel to a segment based on the number of fishing days used with each gear. If a fishing gear is used by more than the sum of all the others (i.e. a vessel spends more than 50 % of its fishing time using that gear), the vessel shall be allocated to that segment. If not, the vessel shall be allocated to the following fleet segment:

  • ‘vessels using Polyvalent active gears' if it only uses active gears;
  • ‘vessels using Polyvalent passive gears' if it only uses passive gears;
  • ‘vessels using active and passive gears'.



In cases where a fleet segment has less than 10 vessels:

  • Clustering may be necessary in order to design the sampling plan and to report economic variables;
  • Member States shall report which fleet segments have been grouped at the national level and shall justify the clustering on the basis of statistical analysis;
  • In their annual report, Member States shall report the number of sampled vessels for each fleet segment regardless of any clustering made to collect or provide the data;
  • Regional coordination meetings shall define homogeneous clustering methodology at the level of supra regions so that economic variables are comparable.


In cases where a vessel operates in more than one supra region as defined in Appendix II, Member States shall explain in their national programme to which supra region the vessel is allocated.